Elfy's settings, copied from this post
and this post
* opc = off....... I have my opc off. I like having a consistant contrast / brightness,,,, but you can turn it on if you want, but would play around with opc range to maybe max0, and min-5 ish????
*backlight = std or 0
* contrast = 31
* brightness = neg 3 (find movie with black scene details, lower blacks as much as possible but with good solid details / no black crushing.
* color = plus 2
* tint = 0
* sharpness = plus 2 (might want to lower down to 0 if you have ghosting issues,,, maybe lower??)
*color temp = mid-high (if you do more gaming), or middle (if you watch more movies)... it's really your pref
* fine motion = on (play around with setting if you have ghosting issues or don't like "soap opera effect")
* active contrast = off,,,,, will crush blacks if you turn on, so turn off and play with brightness / contrast to preference.... find movie with dark scenes and you will see that active contrast will kill black dark area details
* gamma adjustment = 0
* film mode = "LOW" MODE turned ON (really need to play around with this settings to your own personal pref) Now using "LOW" film mode as it helps with any possible jutter (especially with DVD upconvert) you might experience while keeping a natural dvd movie feel (unlike the fake / soap opera effect "HIGH" mode produces)....... Film mode currently set to "LOW"
* digital noise reduction = turned off, because it causes streaking in fast action movies IMO (play around with setting, see what you think).
* power control / power savings = standard
The best way to set your brightness. Set TV to 31 contrast (maybe a tad more, but not much)...... then put in starwars3 revenge of the sith (other starwars movies might work the same???? not sure. I did this with starwars3)....... THEN, to set your brightness, actually pause the movie just seconds into the first scene as you look into the blackness of space with the white stars shimmering,,,,,, just before movie pans off to the planet and the spaceship battles. While movie is paused looking into the blackness of space with white stars, adjust the TV's brightness (might want to start brightness high and lower down) so the blackness of space just matches the widescreen black bars (above / below). BTW, don't zoom in your darn TV's people!! You are only killing your awesome 1080p resolution!!! View mode on remote should be set "dot by dot". Yes, you will see widescreen bars, live with it!! LOL...... Adjust brightness JUST enough so the washed out blackness of space matches that of the true black widescreen bars (so you can not make out the wide screen bars above / below with the black space). Don't lower brightness too much tho!! Just one click from making out the washed out blackness of space to the point that the blackness of space matches the widescreen bars above / below. Then, IMO, you will have a perfectly adjusted brightness.
NOTE, you will get the best results from a nice upconverted dvd player 1080p thru HDMI, PS3 upconverted dvd 1080p HDMI, PS3 bluray thru HDMI, or any other bluray player pumping out 1080p thru hdmi cable. If you are not doing the above (like VCR or regular DVD player using yellow composite or red/green/blue component with only 480p),,,,, then GET WITH THE TIMES PEOPLE!!! Ditch the VCR or regular DVD player,,, and go buy yourself a really nice sony bluray player with wifi already built into the darn thing,,,,,, or even better!!! A playstation 3!!!! Buy a really nice HDMI cable off monoprice.com for dirt cheap, and trash the old VCR or regular DVD player!!!! Get with the times people!! LOLPS3 settings:
Make sure PS3 is hooked up thru HDMI obviously and pumping out 1080p. No upconvert DVD is going to be bluray, but I tell ya,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, my IRONMAN2 DVD upconverted off the PS3 is darn close to bluray in terms of video. Then again, I'm somewhat "double dipping on upconverting and filtering of video" off my upconvert DVD PS3 player going thru my once again filtered upconversion by Faroudja DCDi cinema
video Onkyo tx-sr608 reciever.
While playing the DVD in PS3, hit the green triangle on controller, and go to AV Settings. This is what my PS3 dvd upconvert is set to:
1.) frame noise = 2
2.) block noise = 2
3.) mosquito noise = 1
4.) upscale = full
5.) video output format = YPb/CbPr/Cr (IMO, don't use RGB = will crush black details especially under RGB FULL setting!!! ypb/cbpr/cr will give a much wider color and will not crush blacks IMO). The ypb/cbpr/cr setting will lighten up the picture, so you might need to turn down the brightness / contrast a bit... maybe even the backlight just a tad.
6.) super white = on